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The UDEs and its partner universities’ excellent water research has prevailed in the first round of the two-stage competition as part of the Excellence Strategy from the federal and state governments with the research project ‘REASONS – river ecosystems in the anthropocene, sustainable scientific solutions’.
The interdisciplinary research team of the proposed Cluster of Excellence REASONS develop a concept for the management of freshwater ecosystems to ensure their resilience for future challenges such as climate change.
Announcements & Events
Under the leadership of the newly elected co-chairs, Prof. Dr. Martina Flörke from Ruhr-University Bochum and Prof. Dr. Florian Leese from the University of Duisburg-Essen, the German Water Research Alliance has secured a funding of 100,000 euros for the support of young researchers from the Bernhard and Ursula Plettner-Foundation.
A digital model laboratory for the analytics of the future: On February 19th, NRW Minister for Culture and Science Ina Brandes opened the FutureLab.NRW at the Institute for Environment and Energy, Technology and Analytics in front of over 100 guests from business and science.
The project: "Development of new photosensitisers for photocatalytic disinfection" by Junior Professor Dr. Anzhela Galstyan and Dr. Johannes Karges is funded by MERCUR. The chemists want to contribute to combating the spread of antibiotic resistance.
According to the current list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2023”, two ZWU members are among the most frequently cited researchers in the world: Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Martina Flörke (Hydrology and Water Resources Management, RUB) and Prof. Dr. Alexander Probst (Environmental Metagenomics, Research Center One Health Ruhr)
The excellent water research of the UDE and its partner universities has been successful in the first round of the two-stage excellence competition organised by the federal and state governments with the research project "REASONS - river ecosystems in the anthropocene, sustainable scientific solutions".
An international research team, including UDE Professor Dr Peter Haase, has been able to show for the first time how the ecological quality of rivers changed annually between 1992 and 2019. The results have been published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.
One of the greatest challenges for the 21st century is to ensure the sustainable use of the global resource water. The strategic research area "water research" established by the University of Duisburg-Essen and headed by the Centre for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU) is dedicated to adress the growing challenges.
The office of the German Society for Membrane Technology (DGMT) e.V. is located at the ZWU. For more information on the DGMT please visit the DGMT website.